Brendan Gill





Brendan Gill


Born
in Hartford, The United States
October 04, 1914

Died
December 27, 1997


Brendan Gill (October 4, 1914 – December 27, 1997) wrote for The New Yorker for more than 60 years. He also contributed film criticism for Film Comment and wrote a popular book about his time at the New Yorker magazine.
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Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Gill attended the Kingswood-Oxford School before graduating in 1936 from Yale University, where he was a member of Skull and Bones.[1]:127 He was a long-time resident of Bronxville, New York, and Norfolk, Connecticut.

In 1936 The New Yorker editor St. Clair McKelway hired Gill as a writer.[2] One of the publication's few writers to serve under its first four editors, he wrote more than 1,200 pieces for the magazine. These included Profiles, Talk of the Town features, and scores of
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Here at The New Yorker

3.84 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 1975 — 6 editions
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Many Masks: A Life of Frank...

3.78 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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Late Bloomers

3.51 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Lindbergh Alone

3.88 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1977 — 3 editions
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Tallulah

3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1972 — 2 editions
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A New York Life: Of Friends...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Summer Places

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Ways Of Loving

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Cole: Biographical Essay

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The Knife

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1940
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“Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.”
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“Obscenity is a notable enhancer of life and is suppressed at grave peril to the arts.”
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“We pile one skyscraper next to another, so the squirrels could leap from one top to the next, and pretty soon we're living in the bottom of a well. Psychologically you feel uneasy. Feel in shadow. Something is threatening you. You're trapped inside something that is beyond the human scale, and none of the things we need, like light and air and the sun on our skins is any longer present.”
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